Yesterday my little Sunbeam gave his first talk in Primary. The theme for the month of February was “The Scriptures Teach of Heavenly Father’s Plan.” There is nothing like helping a 3 year-old prepare a talk about true doctrine and principles, to help you see how truly simple these truths can be! I loved the simple message he shared, and thought it would make a great, and SIMPLE FHE lesson to share with all of you.
To give this simple lesson, round up a few pictures from around the house. Some of your pics might include: baby pictures of your kids, one from your wedding, a baptism picture if you have a child that has been baptized, a temple picture, a picture of the Savior, and a picture of your whole family. You will also want your scriptures.
My sweet little boy’s message went something like this: (you can adapt to your family’s age and maturity level.)
“Before we came to earth, Heavenly Father presented a plan. The first part of the plan was to come to earth to get our bodies. On earth we learn, and try our best to follow Jesus by being baptized, going to the temple, and making good choices. 2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy. We came to earth to be happy. Because of the Savior, after we die we can return to live with Heavenly Father one day together with our families.”
As you explain Heavenly Father’s plan, show the different pictures you have collected that correspond. Children love looking at pictures of themselves and their family, and seeing them will help them understand that Heavenly Father’s plan is real and it was created for them! They are already fulfilling it!
We chose the scripture 2 Nephi 2:25, but you can choose any scripture you like that you feel illustrates Heavenly Father’s plan for us here on earth.